Koelsch Elementary School

Construction on Koelsch Elementary School began in March of 1956 with students and faculty being housed in Cole and Franklin Schools until the new school was ready for occupancy.

It took about nine months for most of the construction. In December of 1956, students moved into the new building even though there was some construction still to be completed. A dedication of the building was held in February of 1957, honoring Judge Charles Koelsch, for whom the building was named. Koelsch school was full the first year of operation. In 1957 four classrooms were added. This was enough space for about ten years, then another addition of four more classrooms was made in 1969. A major reroofing and remodeling project was undertaken using levy monies in 1994-95. Judge Koelsch

Judge Koelsch was born in Wisconsin. He came to Idaho in 1895 and went to work in Senator William Borah's law office as a student clerk. He taught school for a term in South Boise, and was admitted to the bar in 1898. He served as probate judge of Ada county, and as a prosecuting attorney participated in the famous Moyer-Haywood-Pettibone trials. Judge Koelsch was elected to serve as a representative to the Idaho legislature from Ada county in 1912. After practicing law in private for several years, he was appointed by Governor H. C. Baldridge to serve as district judge.

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A message from Principal Dietz

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Koelsch Families please read in regards to this weeks schedule.

twitter.com “To best serve our students, staff & families, Boise Schools will be closed tomorrow, Mon., March 16th & will remain closed through Fri., March 27th. Office staff at all schools will be available tomorrow for parents to pick up student medications, personal belongings, etc.”

[02/26/20]   Full day Kinder at Koelsch next year if we can get 18 families willing to sign up.

[02/18/20]   Thank you CS Beef Packing for your donation

[02/10/20]   Feb. 13 7th grade Pre Registration

[02/03/20]   Feb. 5 6:30 Fairmont 7th grade Open House

[01/29/20]   Rams of the Week

[01/16/20]   No School Jan 20

[01/15/20]   Rams of the Week Jan. 17

[01/09/20]   Boys and Girls Club will be Closed Thursday and Friday

[01/09/20]   5th grade field trip Jan. 10

[01/06/20]   Boys and Girls club will be closed Thursday and Friday please make different arrangements for your kiddos if they attend the club.

[12/19/19]   Dec. 23- Jan. 3 Winter Break

[12/18/19]   Dec. 20 EARLY RELEASE
Kam 8:40 - 10:30 Buses will drop off 1 hour early
Kpm 11:30 - 1:15 Buses will pick up 1 hour early drop off 2 hours early
1-6 8:40- 1:15 Buses will drop off 2 hours early

[12/18/19]   Dec. 19 6th grade Field Trip The Nutcracker 4th grade Miss Spurgeon walking Field Trip

[12/16/19]   Dec. 18 Holiday Program 1:30 Grades 1,2,3

[12/12/19]   Dec. 13 Rams of the Week
Lunch times
1st 11:30
2nd 11:40
3rd 11:50
4th 12:10
5th 12:00
6th 12:20

[12/11/19]   Dec. 12 Everyday Leadership B4 3:20p

[12/10/19]   Winstead Neighborhood Meeting

[12/10/19]   Dec. 11 PTO Meeting 3:45

[12/06/19]   Dec. 6 Rams of the Week
Lunch times
1st 11:30
2nd 11:40
3rd 11:50
4th 12:10
5th 12:00
6th 12:20

[12/05/19]   Nov. 6 6th grade Field Trip BSU

[12/04/19]   Band Choir and Orchestra did great today!

[12/04/19]   Crazy Hair day tomorrow

[12/04/19]   Dec. 6 Choir Performance Capitol Rotunda 12:00pm and Boise School District Service Center 1:00pm

[12/02/19]   Nov. 4 Band Orchestra Choir Concert 10:15

[12/02/19]   Dec. 3 Kindness Rocks Event @ Capital High. Wear your Koelsch Shirts or Black and Gold!

[12/02/19]   Dec. 3 Runoff Election

[11/22/19]   Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25-29

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A message from Principal Dietz



ALL adults must sign in at the Main Office and get a badge

ALL adults must sign in at the Main Office and get a badge

If your child will be late or absent please call 208-854-5326
After 3 days of absences due to being sick please being in a doctor's note.
They can miss up to 10 days per semester

The lost and found is located in the Main hall next to the Office

Students will receive hand written, carbon copy messages at 3:00pm.
Please leave the message on the Main Office voicemail.

During class hours you can leave a voicemail and the staff member can call you back.

Most Koelsch bus stops are on the south side of Fairview.
1st-6th can start right away.
Kinder students need to wait for approval from the Transportation department
AM buses- kids should be out 10 minutes before pick up time
PM buses – Buses are only here for 6 minutes so kids need to quickly get to the bus area

Please don't drop off before 8:15
All students need to go out back and wait
Playground supervisors will decide if it's too cold, raining too hard, etc. to bring kids into the Gym.

Students that walk to and from school should not come any earlier then 8:15 and should leave immediately after the dismissal bell.

All students need to exit to the back of the building.
Please coordinate with your child where & who will pick them up.
If pickups are late staff will start calling child's contact list.

We cannot call a student to the Office until someone is here to sign them out so please take into account an extra 10-15 minutes to get them down to the Office.

The Boys and Girls club in Garden City will pick up/drop off. For more information please call them at 208-376-4960

Grades 1-6 8:45-3:15
Kinder AM 8:45-11:30
Kinder PM 12:30-3:15

Grades 1-6 8:45-1:15
Kinder AM 8:45-10:30
Kinder PM 11:30-1:15

To sign up for District text messages text SUBSCRIBE to 68453

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2015 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID

General information

Mission Why we are here The mission of Koelsch Elementary School is to foster a love of learning in every student by providing opportunities for discovery, facilitating meaningful connections, and creating respectful environments. We believe these are the foundations necessary to celebrate each individual within our learning community. Vision What we desire Imagine every student inspired, challenged, and cared for by our outstanding staff. Imagine your family respected and valued by our welcoming school. Imagine our community united, strengthened, and prepared for a successful future. Values How we achieve Every child is respected, experiences success, and feels cared for and positive about their involvement at Koelsch Elementary School. We provide an environment which is orderly, safe, inviting, and stimulating. Our parental community feels welcomed and valued as full participants in their child’s education. Our staff works and shares as a collaborative team. Our staff is motivated, enthusiastic, and experience continued professional growth. Our leadership is supportive, encouraging, and fosters positive changes.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 15:45
Tuesday 08:00 - 15:45
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:45
Thursday 08:00 - 15:45
Friday 08:00 - 15:45
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